Archive: International

A Standard Missile (SM)-2 missile being launched from a naval vessel. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $321 Million In European Naval Weapons Sales

The State Department approved two potential Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for Denmark and the Netherlands to buy a total of $321 million in naval weapons this week. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of these FMSs on July 31. The Danish sale entails 46 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA All-Up-Rounds and associated equipment […]

Mark Aslett, president and CEO of Mercury Systems. Photo: Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems Acquires Rugged Computer Maker Germane Systems

Mercury Systems [MRCY] on Tuesday said it has acquired rugged computer maker Germane Systems for $45 million in cash, adding additional capabilities and customers in the U.S. and international defense markets for C4I subsystems. Mercury President and CEO Mark Aslett said in a statement that combined with its $180 million acquisition earlier this year of […]

The Aegis Ashore site at Deveselu Air Base, Romania. It was the final component of Phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) missile defense program. (Photo: Missile Defense Agency)

Japan Chooses Lockheed Martin For Aegis Ashore Radar

The Japanese Ministry of Defense said on Monday it selected  Lockheed Martin [LMT] to provide its Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) for the country’s two future Aegis Ashore missile defense sites. The Japanese government disclosed its plans to boost missile defense, including adding two Aegis Ashore sites, last August (Defense Daily, Aug. 18, 2017). The ministry […]

William "Bill" Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Photo: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Software Supply Chains, Foreign Laws And Technology Pose Emerging Threat Areas, Intel Report Warns

A new report from the intelligence community warns that software supply chains, foreign laws in China and Russia, and foreign technology companies that are linked to their governments pose emerging threats to the cyber security of U.S. critical infrastructure. In 2017 there were seven significant security events worldwide related to software supply chains versus four […]

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo by Lockheed Martin.

Final Version Of NDAA Halts F-35 Sales To Turkey

Congress’ final version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill halts sales of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey pending a full review of all defense sales to the country and an assessment of its impending purchase of the Russian-built S-400 missile defense system. House and Senate lawmakers released their National Defense Authorization […]

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House, Senate Lawmakers Cut Tougher Penalties Against ZTE From NDAA

House and Senate lawmakers have removed a provision in the final version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill banning and reimposing sanctions against Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, despite concerns over the company’s alleged ties to intelligence operations. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, released Monday evening, retains a provision prohibiting the […]

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Image: BAE Systems

Lockheed Martin Team Submits Final Canadian Ship Proposal

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] team delivered its final proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate-type ship program, using the BAE Systems Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS), on Friday. The company’s team, called Canada’s Combat Ship Team, also includes BAE, Canada’s CAE, L3 Technologies [LLL], Canada’s MDA, and Britain’s Ultra Electronics. The CSC program has […]

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Lockheed, Northrop Partnership Brings In $170 Million For Apache Radar Upgrades

The Longbow, LLC joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] has sealed a $170.5 million deal to provide the U.S. Army and three other nations with AH-64E Apache gunship radar upgrades. Announced July 18, the contract is for Longbow fire-control radar (FCR) mast-mounted assemblies, radar electronics units (REU) and spares under lots seven […]

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Israel Aerospace Industries officials following the signing of their new cooperation agreement. Photo: IAI.

Sierra Nevada, Israel Aerospace Industries Developing New UAS For U.S. Market

Sierra Nevada Corp. announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to develop a new tactical Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the U.S. market. Under the strategic cooperation agreement, SNC is responsible for system integration on the IAI-built VTOL UAS, which would be developed to assist […]

A Multi Mission Combat Ship, based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat shi, with an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. Lockheed has started working on four ships for Saudi Arabia. (Artist rendering: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Nabs $451 Million In More Long-Lead Work On Saudi Surface Combatants

The Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $451 million modification for the long-lead-time and detail design to support building four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships for a sale to Saudi Arabia. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in […]